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CONTROL LANGUAGE II

Optional Fonts Manual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCMPCL2OF Rev AA 06/00

©1995 Monarch Marking Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Each product and program carries a respective written warranty, the only warranty on which the customer can rely. Monarch reserves the right to make changes in the product and the programs and their availability at any time and without notice. Although Monarch has made every effort to provide complete and accurate information in this manual, Monarch shall not be liable for any omissions or inaccuracies. Any update will be incorporated in a later edition of this manual.

Trademarks

Monarch is a registered trademark of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc.

PLATFORM, 1460, 9446, 9490, and 9494 are trademarks of Monarch Marking Systems, Inc. Microsoft and MS-DOSare registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft in the U.S. and other countries. TrueType is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

Hewlett-Packardis a registered trademark ofHewlett-PackardCompany.

CG Triumvirate Bold is a trademark of AGFA Corporation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1

About this Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1Terms to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2

Chapter 2. Using ROM Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Using ANSI Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2ANSI Character Set. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3ROM Fonts Using ANSI Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4Rom #1: Intensive Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4Rom #2: Compliance Label Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5Rom #3: Headline Font #1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6Rom #4: Headline Font #2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-6Rom #5: Large Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7Rom #6: Script Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-7Rom #12: Scalable Font. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8

ROM Fonts Using Non-StandardCharacters . . . . . . . . . . .2-9Rom #7:Latin-HebrewFont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-9Rom #8:Latin-ArabicFont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10Rom #9: Greek Font. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-11Rom #10: Cyrillic Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-12Rom #11: Turkish Font . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-13

Ordering Additional ROM Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14

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MPCLII Optional Fonts

Appendix A. Character Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1

Using Arabic Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2

Using Hebrew Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3

Using Greek Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4

Using Cyrillic Characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5

Using Turkish Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-6

Appendix B. Sample Formats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-1

Sample Standard Font Format Packet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-1

Sample Headline Font Format Packet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-2

Sample Scalable Font Format Packet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-3

Sample Greek Font Format Packet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B-4

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Chapter 1.

Introduction

 

 

This manual applies only if you have purchased optional ROM fonts for your printer.

The fonts described in this manual were designed to be used with any MPCLII (Monarch® Printer Control Language version II) printer. Be sure you understand the information in the

MPCLII Packet Reference Manual before you read this manual.

About this Manual ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

This manual provides the information you need to use any one of the available ROM sets of predefined fonts on your tags or labels. This manual includes print samples for each available font family.

For information on incorporating ROM fonts into your tag or label designs, see the MPCLII Packet Reference Manual. Sample formats using ROM fonts are shown in Appendix B, "Sample Formats."

If you wish to use a combination of fonts other than those described in this manual, contact your Monarch Sales Representative. Customized ROM font sets can be created to meet your needs.

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MPCLII Optional Fonts

Terms to Know –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Proportional

All characters have different widths and

spaced fonts

are difficult to center justify.

ROM Fonts

These are stored on a ROM chip which is

 

installed in your priner. They cannot be

 

erased.

Scalable (Vector)

These fonts reside in the printer’s RAM or

fonts

in a ROM chip. Changing the point size

 

and magnification prints a smooth font.

 

There is no jaggedness at any point size,

 

because the font is created from an

 

equation every time it is used.

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Chapter 2.

Using ROM Fonts

 

 

This chapter describes

how to use ANSI characters with ROM fonts.

the available ROM fonts.

ordering information for additional ROM fonts.

Optional fonts are available in one of several ROM sets.

Refer to the following tables to locate the style for your chosen font.

Fonts 1-6and 12 use the ANSI character set. Fonts7-11use thenon-standardcharacter sets shown in Appendix A, "Character Sets."

Point sizes are approximate. A 12-pointcharacter is 12 points wide. There are 72 points to an inch, so there would be six12-pointcharacters to an inch. Use these point sizes to determine which fonts will fit on your format.

The quality of your printed fonts is affected by print speed, head energy, and the quality of your stock. To maximize the quality of printing, you may wish to use a premium quality stock. Contact your Monarch Sales Representative for information about "premium" supplies. To improve the appearance of your fonts, slow down the print speed. Refer to your MPCLII Packet Reference Manaul to adjust the print speed.

nCheck your bar codes when you change your print speed to ensure anin-specificationbar code.

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Using ANSI Characters ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

To use one of these characters in your format, press and hold the Alt key and type in the character codes for your chosen character using the numeric keypad. To determine the character code, add the column number and row number for the character. For example, to produce the ÿ character, you would pressAlt 255 (column 15 + row 240). Keep in mind that the character may appear differently on your screen than it may appear when printed, because screen fonts and printer fonts are not necessarily the same.

Refer to the chart on the following page for the available ANSI characters.

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Chapter 2. Using ROM Fonts

ANSI Character Set

ndesignatesnon-printingcharacters.

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MPCLII Optional Fonts

ROM Fonts Using ANSI Characters –––––––––––––––––––––––––––

The following ROM fonts use the ANSI characters in the formats.

Rom #1: Intensive Font

The Intensive Font family is used for text intensive tags or labels. These fonts are very readable.

Font Style

Point Size

CG Times

500

10

 

 

 

 

501

12

 

 

 

 

502

14

 

 

 

 

503

16

 

 

 

 

504

18

 

 

CG Triumvirate

505

10

 

 

506

12

 

 

507

14

 

 

508

16

 

 

509

18

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